Working with Integrity<br />Organizational Communication as Disciplined Practice<br />By: Caleigh Sullivan<br />
<ul><li>Conscious Communication and Mindful Communication Practices
Phatic Communicationis a form of small talk that helps us appear social.</li></ul>-Nothing that is said in phatic communication really matters to either person.<br /><ul><li>Scripts- talk delivered in rote fashion, for example, reading well-rehearsed lines in a play.</li></li></ul><li>Becoming More Mindful<br />A Mindful approach to organizational communication enables us to understand talk “as a mental and relational activity that it both purposeful and strategic”<br />Being mindful makes for a better workplace.<br />
We Naturally become more mindful under the following conditions:<br />-conflict between perceived message goals<br />-Undesirable consequences are expected<br />-time delays and mental processing difficulties<br />-situations are particularly troublesome<br />
<ul><li>New Logics of Organizing</li></ul>Communication as Discourse, Voice, and performance<br /><ul><li>Discourse- examine organizations as texts.
Voice- consider who has the right to speak in organizations and what a “chorus of diverse voices” or “singing solo” may mean.
Performance- consider dramatic enactment as a n</li></li></ul><li>Cultivating Interpersonal Integrity and Relational Mindfulness<br />Trust one another<br />Treat each other with respect<br />Recognize the value of each individual<br />Keep your word<br />Tell the truth; be honest with others<br />Act with integrity<br />Be open to change<br />Risk failing in order to get better<br />Learn; try new ideas<br />
Mindful Dialogue<br />Mindful Dialogue- to produce thoughts that neither party in a relationship, nor any participant in a group, team or network, could have produced alone.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99q5VgBs6Xo<br />
Link to NWSF<br /><ul><li>The NWSF is a social forum organized over about a 2 year period leading up to a planned weekend in Seattle. They connect activists and organizers.</li></ul>Working together results in better ideas<br />Working with integrity is important to the well-being of organizations and society.<br />
When organizations are made up of different backgrounds and personalities, being mindful makes for a more successful business.<br />NWSF shows a lot of integrity because they come together to accomplish goals made by the organization.<br />